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Neil Rickert rickert at cs.niu.edu
Sat Feb 20 13:40:19 EST 1999


Aaron Boyden <aaron_boyden at banet.net> writes:

>In the course of decades of serious effort, nobody has managed to find a counter-example
>to Church's thesis.  If that thesis is true, then there is no such thing as non-machine
>intelligence; we're all Turing machines.

Sorry, Aaron, but the claim is absurd.  Church's thesis is about what
we would consider to be computation.  It is a mathematical thesis
which says nothing about the real world.




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